This loose powder is so fine & lightweight, it never feels heavy or drying on the skin. Its a translucent powder so its not going to add coverage or leave a white cast to your skin. It is great at setting makeup and keeping that oily t zone in check. I like to apply this with a big powder brush & sweep the product across my t-zone & chin, it has a really nice floral scent and my go to powder for eliminating that dreaded shine but leaving the skin with a slight matte velvety smooth finish. It contains these key ingredients
– Corn Starch & Rice Starch act as natural substitutes for talc, while Silican imparts a smooth texture on skin.
– Glycerin helps to moisturise and prevent moisture loss.
– Arnica helps soothe and cool the skin.
The packaging feels and looks high quality, you do get a powder puff with it but I do use a brush – but I leave the puff in the lid to stop the powder coming out when I travel. There is also a mirror in the lid which is very handy and you get 10g of product which will last you for ages. This is a powder I highly recommend if you have more oily prone skin.
This is such a lovely compact and the pressed mineral powder is so smooth, lightweight and gives the skin a beautiful healthy finish. I have the lightest shade and it has a nice natural finish without adding too much colour too the skin. It is a nice powder for achieving a fresh, silky smooth and healthy look to the skin, its just the perfect way to set your makeup and stop your skin becoming oily throughout the day. Its such a great quality product and it never looks heavy or powdery on the skin. I also like the bareMinerals loose powders but this is just so much easier to travel with and creates a lot less mess.
This is a pressed powder and one of my all time favourites. It ticks all the boxes. If you want an affordable powder that will control oil, leave the skin looking flawless but not add any colour then this is your guy. Its also compact and sturdy to travel with. Seriously you need this powder in your life.
I used to love this and use it all the time but over the past year or so I have noticed its not getting used as much. This is still a great powder for giving the skin a matte finish and setting makeup but I like the Soap & Glory one better, the finish is more natural. This is a good option if you are on a budget or travelling and don’t want your more expensive powder to get broken.
This is a good powder for adding a little extra coverage and evening out skintone. I have the shade rose / beige and its a good match for my fair complexion. Its not overly pigmented but you can build up the coverage. It gives a nice flawless finish to the skin and blurs pores and leaves skin looking fresh, even and velvety smooth. I love using this when I’m wearing a more full coverage look and want my makeup to stay in place and look its best all night. This also works well on its own at add a subtle healthy colour to the skin and reduce the appearance of redness. Its a pretty decent all round powder and I do rate L’Oreal base products and this one doesn’t disappoint either.
What are your current favourite makeup powders and have you tried any of the ones I have mentioned?
I tend to reach for the same eyeshadows and quite often my palettes go a little neglected. This L’Oreal Rose one is so pretty it has 10 shades in a mix of mattes and shimmers, I like that it has some dusky pinks and smokey purple tones. Not the colours I naturally gravitate towards but I am always impressed with how pretty they look when I am brave enough to wear them. The quality of these shadows is good but I really recommend using a primer as they don’t last very long without one. I forgot just how nice the colours are in this and I can’t wait to use them a little more. .
I spoke a little about this in my recent Foundation Collection Post and because I don’t wear foundation on a daily basis I have bottles that I forget about. This is such a great product for a daytime and I like that it feels hydrating on the skin and gives lovely flawless finish.
This was such a let down, I love to wear black liquid liner & like it when the brush is precise and the colour jet black. The brush / nib on this was so hard, which made it difficult to get my liner neat. Each time I tried to use this I made a complete mess and had to redo my eye makeup. I thought the formula was too wet and took ages to dry down, also near impossible to do a half decent wing. The pigmentation is very black which was the only redeeming quality.
I thought because I love the foundation from this line I might as well try out the powder & I have had this waiting to use for a while now. I have the shade rosy beige and it seems to be a good match. The packaging is quite bulky and feels a little cheap. I have used this a a couple of times and liked that it gave a buildable coverage and the powder feels smooth and light on my skin. It seems like a good setting powder and I like that it gives a nice even finish and it helps my skin look even toned.
Such an old faithful, I used to use this all the time before I discovered the beautiful Max Factor blushers. This is a really pretty peachy, pink with gold shimmer. I think its brightens up the face and adds a touch of highlighter to your blush. The light reflects off the gold shimmer and gives you the most beautiful glow. I am glad I looked this out to use over Spring / Summer its the perfect warm weather blush.
Primark PS Love Lift & Curl Mascara
As far as affordable mascaras go this isn’t half bad, its not amazing but I will use it as a daytime mascara and get some use out of it. I love the bright purple packaging and the rubber wand is flexible and gets right down to the root of your lashes. I have been wearing it layered on top of my Eye of Horus mascara, that one gives my lashes length and the Primark one thickens them up and adds volume. They make a good pair.
These Clinique Colour Pop Lippies are ideal for me. They are hydrating, glossy and feel so soft on the lips. The colour selection is impressive too, they come in 23 gorgeous shades. I have a few but this Nude Pop one is a perfect shade for everyday, even if I am wearing little or no makeup this looks great on my lips. These feel like you have put a lipbalm on first then added your lippie on top, they’re fool proof and give your lips a good amount of both hydration and colour. These are one of my favourite product discoveries of 2016.